Cairo milk caps are really hard to find. A tube of Sears ones surfaced 20 years ago and all of the known ones came from that single roll. The Sears bottles (or Riddle or McGregor bottles) rarely appear on ebay. Actually only ONE McGregor bottle is know at all! Sears or Riddle milk bottles rarely appear at bottle shows (the nearest being in Columbus OH in Feb). A Sears bottle, which is the most common, can bring over $100 per bottle. Ritchie County milk bottles are very sought after.
(Randy Stout) I bought the Sears farm in 1978 sold in 1988 and then bought Becker farm on Cisco Rd happily still there 31 years later
Cairo looking west on the B&O Railroad, image from a post card circa 1910. B&O mainline through town in center, side track to the right and the left is an interchange track with the narrow gauged C&K Railroad. In the distance the Iron truss RR bridge, the Cairo depot on the right and the Bank building as the highest building on the right.
Billy Falls ~ 1-17-15 . Winter photos by Alan Nichols
The Gordon Hotel in Petroleum once served a busy oil and railroad town. It burned after 2001.
The foreground of this photo shows the North Bend Railtrail having replaced the B&O Railroad. The covered shelter is a part of the railtrail. In the background the large blue home was that of Dr. Douglas, the B&O and local doctor
A broadside or poster seeking Hickory Hoop poles to make wooden barrels to transport oil! R.H. Rutherford & Co. of Petroleum. This would pre-date the use of oil tank cars or pipelines so it is quite early. Original in my collection. One of a small stack found in the rafter of the Nester store building in Petroleum when Jon Summer and I purchased the store in 1982.